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Nacional, Universidad

image by Randy Young, 07 February 2016

"Universidad Nacional de Colombia (English: National University of Colombia), is a public, national, coeducational, research university, located primarily in Bogotá, Medellín, Manizales and Palmira, Colombia, with
other satellite locations in San Andrés as well. Established in 1867 by an act of the Congress of Colombia, the university is the largest higher education institution of the country with more than 44,000 students, the largest number of graduated professionals per year, and number of academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels."
For additional information go to UNAL (official website)
The flag is the logo over a white horizontal flag as seen in this video (at 18:01) by CM& tv news:
Image is cropped image from video above.
Esteban Rivera, 07 February 2016

Naciones Unidas - Institución Educativa Distrital, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 13 May 2021

Colegio Naciones Unidas - Institución Educativa Distrital was established in borough Las Ferias, Engativá in 2003 as the merger of Centro Educativo Distrital Jairo Aníbal Niño and Centro Educativo Distrital Naciones Unidas. Centro Educativo Distrital Naciones Unidas was built in the 1950s with the support of the United Nations, which offered furniture, writing cases, desks and material for the cafeteria.

The symbols of Colegio Naciones Unidas - IED are prescribed in Chapter 1.1. of (most probably) the Manual de Convivencia.

1.1.1. Flag: Composed of three vertical stripes, two lateral, blue and one white in the center, charged with the IED's coat of arms.
Blue represents firmness, will, loyalty, wisdom and dedication to work.
White represents peace that reigns over the educative community.

1.1.2. Coat of Arms: Composed of two concentric circles. In the center, a white circle with a white book and a four-pointed star on each page, surrounded by the motto "EDUCACIÓN, CIENCIA Y CULTURA" [Education, Science and Culture]. The open book means the encounter with knowledge and the star the goals and excellence to be reached by the students. In the outer part, a blue circle with a frieze composed of white representations of boys and girls holding each other's hand, forming a circle that symbolizes fraternity, peace, harmony and democracy that should reign within the institution. The lower part of the outer circle shall be inscribed with the name of the institution "IED NACIONES UNIDAS. LOCALIDAD 10".
Sources: school website and school website
Ivan Sache, 13 May 2021

Narciso Cabal Salcedo, Instituciión Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017

Instituciión Educativa Narciso Cabal Salcedo is located in Buga (Valle del Cauca).

The flag of I.E. Narciso Cabal Salcedo is prescribed in Article 8 of the Manual de Convivencia (Version 5, 12 January 2017). The flag is made of two horizontal stripes, the first, white with the third part [that is, a square] at hoist yellow, and the second, green. Yellow represents the intellectual resources constituting the educational community. White is a symbol of light, purity, peace and clarity. Green is a symbol of kindness and justice, representing force, hope, energy and vigor, and also the color the natural environment surrounding  the I.E..
Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017

Nariño, Universidad de

image by Ivan Sache, 28 July 2014

Universidad de Nariño is the descendant of a college founded in 1712 by the Jesuits in San Juan de Pasto, to teach Latin, Spanish and Religious History; the college was closed in 1767 when King Charles III decreed the expelling of the Jesuits from America. The college reemerged in 1791 as Real Colegio Seminario, transformed in 1822 into a military camp, PAsto supporting at the time the Royalists. In 1827, the President of the Republic, General Francisco de Paula de Santander, decreed the founding of the Colegio Provincial; this was considered as a gesture of reconciliation between the town and the power. The college was renamed Colegio San Augustin in 1832, as a tribute to the Augustinian monks that funded it. Colegio San Augustin is considered as the true forerunner of the today's university. Renamed Colegio Académico in the 1850s, the college was made a university by Presidential Decree No 726 of 11 September 1889, confirmed in 1894 by Decree No. 30 of the Assembly of the Department of Cauca. The university was transferred to the newly created Department of Nariño in 1904.
Source: University website - History.
The symbols of Universidad de Nariño were adopted on 17 October 1979 by Decree No 478 of the university's Board.
The flag of Universidad de Nariño is rectangular, with proportions 22:27 and usual size of 1.10 x 1.35 m. Made of three equal horizontal stripes, green, yellow and red, and charged in the middle with the university's emblem, the flag shall be hoisted on a pole of 2.50 m in height.
The emblem of Universidad de Nariño, designed by Pr. Dr. Ignacio Rodríguez Guerrero, includes the coat of arms granted to the town of San Juan de Pasto on 17 June 1559, described as: "A shield charged in the middle with a castle argent flanked by four lions or, below the castle a river wavy azure and white flowing between green trees, the field of the shield azure, the trees and the castle on a field yellow and a soil green and or..." The shield is surrounded by a yellow ring charged with the black writing:
- top: "TANTVM POSSVMVS QVANTVM SCIMVS" ("We do what we know", indeed, "Our capacity for action depends on how much we know", a quote of Francis Bacon [1561-1626])
- bottom: "NIVERSITAS STVDIORVM NARIÑENSES" (bottom). On the image, the name of the university is written as "UNIVERSIDAD DE NARIÑO"
Source: University website - Symbols.
Ivan Sache, 5 February 2010

The flag, at least in unofficial use, is not charged with the university's emblem as officially prescribed, and has standard proportions 2:3, instead of the prescribed, odd proportions 22:25.
Ivan Sache, 28 July 2014

Nazareth, Gimnasio Mixto

image by Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

The flag of Gimnasio Mixto Nazareth is horizontally divided green-red with the school's emblem in the center.

Green represents the student's aspiration to build a triumphing Colombia, fed with peace, love, justice and truth.
Red symbolizes the blood shed by Jesus of Nazareth, the Savior.
White symbolizes sanctity, purity, honesty and all the values taught to the students at the institute.

The coat of arms of the school features:
- the Bible, as God's word and a synonym of wisdom, which offers guidance and mind the students need to assimilate knowledge, and of the light that enlightens them daily.
- a papyrus, as a symbol of knowledge built by the students.
- a globe, as a symbol of places where the students will go to spread God's word and the acquired knowledge.
School website
Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

Nazareth Olaya, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 03 July 2014

Colegio Nazareth Olaya was established in 1963 in Baranquilla (Atlántico Department) by the Presbyterian Church of Colombia.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-light blue with the institute's coat of arms in the middle. White represents, transparency, purity, and the Christian faith. Blue represents heavens and the spiritual resources.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 03 July 2014

Nazario Restrepo, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009

"Institución Educativa 'Nazario Restrepo'" was founded by Priest Luis Diez Mesa in the Municipality of Viterbo, Department of Caldas, on 4 February 1955, as "Colegio 'Nazario Restrepo'". The institute is named after Nazario Restrepo, the priest who founded the settlement of Viterbo on 19 April 1911 by celebrating there a mass.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is green with a white star in the middle.
The text says that the original idea for the flag has to be credited to teacher Javier Patiño Hincapié, who designed a green flag of unspecified dimensions, crossed by a red arrow and the Latin motto "Sursun cum laetitia" (Quicker with joy), and a white star above the arrow.
The upper left part of the emblem of the institute shows on a green field a book surmounted by an arrow and a star, all white.
Green represents the hope placed by the community into the youth.
The white star represents the purity of the students' heart.
Note: The horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow flag with a white star in the middle, shown on the front page of the website of the institute, is the municipal flag of Viterbo.
Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009

Nacionalizada de Samacá, Institución Educativa Técnica

image by Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017

Institución Educativa Técnica Nacionalizada de Samacá was established on 3 March 1966 by Municipal Agreement, as Colegio de Bachillerato Municipal de Samacá. The institute was transferred to the Boyacá Department on 11 December 1968 by Ordinance No. 49 and to the State on 5 August 1986 by Agreement No. 69. Institución Educativa Técnica Nacionalizada de Samacá was established on 22 January 2009 by Resolution No. 129, as the merger of Colegio Nacionalizado, Concentración Urbana Jaime Castro, Concentración Julio Flórez, Cedeboy, and Escuelas Las Fábricas, Divino Niño, El Valle, Rincón Santo, Churuvita, Infiernito, Mamonal, Blanca Nieves and El Quite.

The flag of I.E.T.N. de Samacá is horizontally divided white-green, with the flag of Samacá (horizontally divided green-yellow-black) placed in the white stripe close to the hoist.
White is a symbol of purity, peace and transparency.
Green is a symbol of the spiritual and material fertility of the Samacá valley and hope placed in the youth.
Source: Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017

Neiva, Institución Educativa Técnico Superior de

image by Ivan Sache, 11 January 2019

The flag of Institución Educativa Técnico Superior de Neiva (Huila Department) is composed of two colors equally arranged horizontally, green and white. Green is a symbol of hope while white is a symbol of peace and harmony., Ana Rita Barreiro Duran's blog
Ivan Sache, 11 January 2019

Newman School

image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Newman School was established in 1991 in Cajicá, Bogotá, as Colegio Cardenal John Newman.
The school is named for the British theologian and poet Henry Newman (1801-1890), author of "The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated", created Cardinal deacon of San Giorgio al Velabro in 1879 by Pope Leo XIII and canonized in 2019 by Pope Francis.

The flag of Newman School, designed in 2000 by student Santiago Corredor, is quartered white-blue by a thick red cross.
White, a symbol of transparency and clarity, represents the ideal of spiritual discipline recommended by Newman to search the truth.
Blue, a symbol of universality, represents the school's central objective, to educate citizens of the world.
Red, forming a cross, recalls the cardinal's motto; "Cor ad cor loquitur"; "To Speak from Heart to Heart", and represents the formation of heart in love.
School website
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Nicolás Esguerra, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 18 January 2009

"Colegio 'Nicolás Esguerra'" was the first free educational institute founded in Bogotá. In 1938, the Congress issued Honour Law No. 35, whose Article 3 granted to the institute the name of the the journalist, lawyer and diplomat Nicolás Esguerra (1832-1923).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided green-white.
Ivan Sache, 18 January 2009

Nino Jesús de Praga, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

The College is located on Giron, Santander department. Its flag is horizontally divided white-light blue (azul).
Source:, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

Niños Forjadores do Paz

image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Niños Forjadores do Paz (Peace Forging Children) is a NGO established in 1996 by Organización Educativa Tenorio Herrera (OETH).
The association is mostly composed of students from the three schools operated by OETH, Colegio Mayor Alférez Real, Colegio Los Ángeles San Fernando, and Colegio Comercial de Palmira-OETH.

Organization website
The flag of Niños Forjadores do Paz is white with the organization's emblem in the center.
these photos
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Norte, Colegio Adventisto del

image by Ivan Sache, 9 January 2009

"Colegio Adventisto del Norte" was founded in 1984 in Bogotá by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as "Colegio Integral de Enseñanza Cristiana", and took its today's name in 1992.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is white with two light blue and red rectangles placed along the hoist and the emblem of the institute in the middle of the flag.
The blue rectangle represents the Adventist education, projected to heavens.
The red rectangle represents the blood sacrificed by Jesus for the reconciliation of mankind and God.
The white square represents a transformed life, symbol of  divine justice and redemption.
The emblem of the institute is a symbol of faith representing the Christian philosophy and education taught in the institute. The shield is blue,  bordered by a red pentagon outlined in yellow, representing the five continents covered by the Adventist teaching, charged with the black writing "COLEGIO ADVENTISTA DEL NORTE Bogotá D.C." The emblem is charged with a white triangle outlined in yellow and charged with the emblem of the Adventist Church, made of a golden flame representing the Holy Spirit, a white cross representing Jesus, and a green book representing the Bible, the base and source of all knowledge. The triangle is surrounded by the black writing "MANO" ("hand", left), "MENTE" ("spirit", right) and "CORAZÓN" ("heart", bottom), exalting the integrity of the Adventist teaching.
Ivan Sache, 9 January 2009

Norte, Gimnasio del

image by Ivan Sache, 31 January 2009

"Gimnasio del Norte" was founded on 31 October 2002 in Valledupar, Department of Cesar, by the educators Pedro Ángel Daza Mendoza and Berenice Flórez de Daza.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is vertically divided light blue-white.
Ivan Sache, 31 January 2009

Norte del Valle, Gimnasio

image by Ivan Sache, 7 February 2009

"Gimnasio Norte del Valle" was founded on 6 July 1977 in Roldanillo, Department of Valle del Cauca.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-blue.
Ivan Sache, 7 February 2009